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Apr 16, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority in the U.S. Senate: "American jobs are once again on the line. We have seen how the fast-tracking of trade deals like NAFTA harm our economy by killing jobs, eroding our public service infrastructure, and leaving even...
Apr 15, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the “Fight for $15” day of action:  “All around the city, and all around the country, workers have come together today to call on billion-dollar corporations like McDonald’s and Burger King to do right by their workers,” said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New...
Mar 6, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY - President Vincent Alvarez of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, today released the following statement regarding NYU's refusal to reach a fair contract for graduate student researchers and instructors: "The Graduate Student Organizing Committee-UAW Local 2110 (GSOC-UAW) won a landmark union election in December of 2013 at New York University (NYU), with a 98.4%...
Mar 6, 2015 | News Story
The UAW represents over 1200 graduate workers at New York University and have been in negotiations for a contract for over one year.  It has become apparent that the union will not succeed in obtaining a fair agreement without organizing for a strike.  The union has set a deadline for a limited four day strike commencing Tuesday, March 10th.
Feb 23, 2015 | News Story
On February 24, MFY union members (LSSA - NOLSW/UAW Local 2320) voted to ratify the agreement met with MFY management.            
Feb 23, 2015 | News Story
On January 30th, MFY union members (LSSA - NOLSW/UAW Local 2320) voted to reject the unreasonable contract offered by MFY management, and are now on strike. The union will be picketing MFY, 299 Broadway in lower Manhattan, Monday, February 23rd from 8:00am - 10:00am and 3:00pm - 5:30pm.    
Feb 3, 2015 | Press Release
New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, regarding initiatives outlined in Mayor de Blasio's State of the City Address:
Jan 28, 2015 | News Story
If you're planning a party for Super Bowl XLIX this coming Sunday, make sure you're stocked-up with these union-made goods! (Care of the AFL-CIO and Labor 411)
Jan 21, 2015 | Press Release
Bronx, NY – Workers at Hunts Point Market voted to approve a new, three year contract today, with 97% of workers voting "yes."  The 1,300 workers, members of Teamsters Local 202, will receive significant wage increases in each year of the contract. "It's our best wage and benefits package in two decades," said Daniel Kane, Jr., President of Teamsters Local 202.   Hunts Point Market is the largest...